Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian

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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Are you looking for a systematic approach to help your elementary aged students learn to use the Destiny Library Catalog? This unit contains lesson ideas and activities to teach library catalog search and location skills with your Kindergarten –
Subjects:
Reading, Computer Science - Technology, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$10.00
164 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
If your library uses Follett’s Destiny Library Catalog, this bundle will help you guide your students in exploring some of what Destiny and Destiny Quest have to offer! Guide your K-5 students in practicing their skills accessing books and other
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$14.50
$11.60
157 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
A Book Tasting event in you library can expose students to new titles that just came in or help them look at books they may have overlooked in the past. Use this kit with book tasting menus, signs, and tips for hosting a fun event in your library
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$8.00
86 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
This beginning animal research project is ideal for use in library skills classes in kindergarten and first grade or in the kindergarten or first grade classroom. This research project is the first part of a scaffolded research unit and the basis
Subjects:
Library Skills, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.K.7, RI.K.9, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.9...
$4.00
67 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
If your library uses Follett’s Destiny Library Catalog, then you have a great built in social networking component in Destiny Quest called My Quest. This controlled environment is perfect for helping students learn about responsible online
Subjects:
Reading, Instructional Technology, Library Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Internet Activities
$4.50
37 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.24 MB)
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to celebrate Dr. Seuss with your older elementary students? This exciting trivia game in 3 rounds will have your students cooperating on teams to answer questions about some of Dr. Seuss's most well known
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$7.00
66 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.32 MB)
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Do you want to use student workers in your library? This Library Jobs Kit contains everything you need to get set up and organized. Having library workers is a great way to connect with students AND get a little help in your library! Resources
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Task Cards
$3.50
54 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Our students are always looking for the next great read! These lists of popular book series in order at your fingertips will help your students find good books that will keep them reading! Print and digital versions will meet the needs of any
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Bibliographies, Printables
$9.00
43 ratings
3.9
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
This animal research project is ideal for use in library skills classes in second and third grade or in the 2nd or 3rd grade classroom. Guide your elementary students as they develop research and technology skills! Students will create bookmarks or
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.3, RI.2.7, RI.2.9, RI.2.10, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.5, RI.3.7, RI.3.9, RI.3.10...
$5.00
35 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Are you looking for a story to inspire your students to adopt a growth mindset and encourage some STEM activities? Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beatty, is a great read aloud picture book to inspire and encourage your students! In this engaging
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
CCSS:
RL.K.3, RL.K.6, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.7
$4.00
37 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Let me help you get ready for back to school time in your elementary school library! These tools will help you get set up for your library classes in the new school year. Everything from my 3 most popular kits is included in this money-saving
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables
$12.00
$9.60
30 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Students will learn 5 basic advertising techniques and analyze television commercials in this media literacy activity as they determine which persuasive techniques were used. Take advantage of that BIG GAME buzz as you help your 4th & 5th grade
Subjects:
Library Skills, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.2
$5.00
30 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
This animal research project is ideal for use in library skills classes in fourth and fifth grade or in the 4th or 5th grade classroom. Guide your elementary students as they develop research and technology skills! Students will create mini
Subjects:
Library Skills, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.4, RI.4.7, RI.4.9, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.4, RI.5.7, RI.5.9, RI.5.10, W.4.2...
$5.50
24 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
The New Year is a great time for some fun Reading Resolutions! This low prep bulletin board kit is just what you need to get the buzz going about good books and fun reading habits after a long winter break. Just print out the Bulletin Board
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills, The New Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
35 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
These animal research projects will help your students develop their research, writing, and technology skills beginning in Kindergarten and progressing through 5th grade. Help your students progress in their mastery of research skills in elementary
Subjects:
Library Skills, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Internet Activities
$14.50
$11.60
20 ratings
3.9
Bundle
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Help your students celebrate Chinese New Year! This low prep bulletin board kit is just what you need to teach them about the Chinese Zodiac and an important Chinese cultural celebration. Just print out the bulletin board letters on bright
Subjects:
Library Skills, The New Year
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
21 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Your students will have fun with this crazy story by Jason Lefebvre and Zac Retz about a creative kid who just can’t get enough glue! Help them practice retelling the story with beginning, middle, & end and learn about the genre of humorous
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.50
24 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (4.50 MB)
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Communicate with families with these convenient bookmarks to send home at the beginning of the year or a new school term. Remind students and parents of library checkout day and give families important library contact information!This product is
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables
$5.50
16 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (3.78 MB)
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Help your students practice their location and access skills with this fun library skills unit. You will reinforce catalog search and location skills with your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Fall subjects make this a fresh and engaging review
Subjects:
Library Skills, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.50
9 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (4.83 MB)
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
February is I LOVE TO READ MONTH and this low prep bulletin board and activity kit is just what you need to get students and teachers talking about good books in your school library or classroom! Students and teachers will share their love of books
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
14 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.36 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been an elementary school librarian since 2005. I was a first grade teacher for 9 years and taught grades 3, 4, & 5 before that, for a grand total of over 29 years of elementary teaching experience.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My goal: provide relevant, engaging, active learning experiences for students. Above all I hope to promote a love of reading and confidence in information seeking! I am passionate about creating opportunities for my students to connect with others outside of our school library.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified Teacher in Early Childhood to Young Adulthood Library Media, 2011

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Carroll College; Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Technology from Lesley University; Library Endorsement K-12 from the University of Montana, Western

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I'm not teaching or learning, I love spending time with my family outside or participating in family "Hootenannies" with my musician children.

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